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SSA Opens a New Hearing Office in Franklin, TN

Even amidst the financial struggles that are currently being faced by the Social Security Administration, the SSA is still working to reduce the overwhelming backlog of Social Security Disability claims that are currently in the system. While the opening of new Social Security offices was put on hold for a time, a new hearing office was just opened in Franklin, TN. How will this new hearing office help the SSA's disability backlog in the state of Tennessee?

Disability Payments Slowed Down To Meet Fiscal Targets

With the overwhelming backlog of Social Security Disability claims that are currently in the Social Security System, one would think that the Social Security Administration is doing everything they possibly can to clear up that backlog as quickly as possible. Surprisingly, that has not been the case in the past week.

How are the Baby Boomers Affecting Social Security Disability?

There have been doomsday “prophecies” that the Baby Boomer generation will bankrupt the Social Security system. That the influx of Baby Boomer retires will drain the Social Security fund of all of its money and that the system will go broke, leaving future generations to fend for themselves. How much of this is true? Just exactly how are the baby boomers affecting Social Security Disability and the Social Security programs as a whole?

7 States Receive Grants for Employment for the Disabled

In the past, it wasn't always easy for a disabled individual to obtain work in our nation's workforce. In fact, with today's fierce competition for almost any type of job that becomes available, the ability for a disabled individual to obtain gainful work is even more challenging. In seven states, however, finding jobs for the disabled may soon be easier than it has been in recent years. Seven different states, including Hawaii, California, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin, have all received grants to improve employment opportunities for their disabled residents.

Rick Perry: Outlook for Social Security Grim

Rick Perry may believe that his views on Social Security are founded in sound logic, but the truth of the matter is that his beliefs couldn't be further from the truth. The Texas governor had no problem bashing the Social Security system, calling it a “Ponzi Scheme” and a “monstrous lie to our kids,” but the truth is that the Social Security System is a viable and sustainable program that can support the nation's elderly and disabled if proper changes are made.

Puerto Rico Disability Claims Under Fraud Investigation

While Social Security Disability fraud is not a new concept or a topic that has never been raised in the past, widespread fraud across an entire region has never really been an issue that the Social Security Administration has had to deal with – until now.

Allegations of widespread Social Security fraud in Puerto Rico have resulted in an investigation by the SSA's inspector general. Exactly what are these allegations and why did the inspector general need to get involved?

Nebraska Man Accused of Lying to Social Security

As Social Security seems to be facing continuing serious financial crisis, there is just no room to be paying out on fraudulent Social Security Disability claims. Unfortunately, fraudulent claims do not seem to be disappearing anytime soon. In fact, a new case was recently reported in which an Ogallala, Nebraska man was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for lying to the Social Security Administration. Exactly what did this man lie about and what harm has he done?

President Obama Helps Elk River Woman Receive Benefits

One woman’s persistency earned her not only the Social Security benefits she had waited years for, but the intervention of the President of the United States.

Lois Dare is a cancer survivor who struggles with diabetes and heart problems. Several times a day, Dare has to be hooked to an oxygen tank to compensate for the damage to her lung, leaving her undoubtedly unable to stay employed.

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